Past (Im)perfect: Filming Queer History


Secret lives, hidden communities and suppressed imagery have made telling queer history on film a challenging task. This panel brings together passionate and accomplished filmmakers who have been dedicated to enlivening the queer past. The discussion will address proven and emerging cinematic approaches to LGBT history and biography, including hybrid documentary forms and creative narrative and visual strategies.

Panelists (scheduled to participate):

Stefan Haupt (director, The Circle)

Dawn Logsdon (co-director, editor Big Joy! The Adventures of James Broughton; editor, Paragraph 175, The Castro)

Nancy Kates (director Regarding Susan Sontag, co-director, Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin)

Don Perry (writer/producer,Through a Lens Darkly)


Peter L. Stein (Senior Programmer, Frameline38, and director, The Castro)

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